Friday, May 16, 2014

World War 1:
Great Britain
& the conscientious objectors
who refused to fight /

Α' Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος:
Η Μεγάλη Βρετανία
& οι αντιρρησίες συνείδησης
που αρνήθηκαν να πολεμήσουν



Postcard 1916.
Cards such as this ridiculed men
who refused to be coerced into the armed forces



Despite being controversial in WW1, Mr Lawson insists it is "to Britain's credit" that, during a war with a great need for conscripts, conscientious objection was allowed by law.

* Holly Wallis,
WW1: The conscientious objectors who refused to fight,
[Α' Π.Π.: Οι αντιρρησίες συνείδησης που αρνήθηκαν να πολεμήσουν]
BBC News, 15 May 2014.

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